Saturday, September 14, 2013
September FDH Lounge News Nuggets
By Rick Morris
We’re adapting a segment that we have used on our show repeatedly in order to try to highlight some of the more intriguing news headlines going today. We have also posted links here for geopolitical headlines in the past and we’ll work this into this theme. Much like The FDH Lounge itself, we’ll try to keep it broad-based as far as what is catching our eye.
^ From Belmont Club, a look at what will be a very rocky departure of US troops and supplies from Afghanistan.
^ From Stratfor, victory in the Syrian chemical weapons crisis notwithstanding, the assertion that Russia is bluffing about being back as a power on the world stage.
^ From Reuters, how the ouster of disgraced Chinese senior government official Bo Xilai threatens to unleash popular dissent against the regime.
^ From the Sydney Morning Herald, former prime minister Julia Gillard relates the downfall of the Labor party in the recent federal election.
^ From the National Journal, forecasting what could happen in the 2014 midterm congressional elections.